Providence Extended Care - Alaska
Providence Extended Care - Alaska
Welcome to Providence Extended Care, an innovative approach to elder care.
Providence Extended Care provides long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services in a setting that is truly a home. Imagine access to all the quality medical services of a typical nursing facility in the setting of a traditional home – with a hearth, a shared dining room and kitchen, courtyard/patio, free in-room cable TV, 96 private bedrooms and bathrooms.
This fresh philosophy isn’t just about architecture. In our homes, residents are more actively involved in all facets of life, including planning menus and activities, picking furnishings and decor, and controlling their own schedules. Even their direct caregivers offer a different kind of support, working in the home to build strong relationships while providing for elders’ health needs and personal care.
Resident who live in homes like Providence Extended Care experience a better quality of life and improved health. They also find more active participation by family members and better connections with direct care staff. Their lives – and hearts – are full.
- Full array of medical and spiritual services
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Intermediate Nursing Care
- Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies
- Full dietary services including registered/licensed dietitians
- Social Services
- Activity Therapy
- Spiritual Services
- Hair Stylist
- Contracted Dentist
- Partners with Providence Alaska Medical Center
When you contact the admissions office you will be embraced by our staff. Your application and medical information will be reviewed to determine if we can meet your needs at Providence Extended Care and we will strive to provide you with a timely and respectful admission.
To apply for admission there are several forms that need to be completed. Some are completed by you and some need to go to your doctor for completion.
Please complete the following forms:
Take the following forms to your doctor for completion:
- Long Term Care Authorization - LTC1
- Long Term Care Pre-Admission Screening - LTC2
- Nursing Home Needs Assessment
- TB Screening Form
- SNF Transfer Orders
- Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST)
Please review the following documents:
- Admission Requirements (fax cover sheet for referring facilities)
- Schedule of Charges
- Medicaid Guidelines
- Medicare Coverage for SNF
- Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
- Admission Agreement
To learn more on the admission process, please contact our admissions office at 907-212-9259.
We want you to be comfortable during your stay with us and to make your room your own. You are welcome to bring in personal items to decorate your room, such as artwork or family photos, and we strongly encourage you to do so. You will have a large bulletin board in your room for displaying pictures, cards, a calendar, etc.
All rooms have a dresser, large closet, bedside cabinet, flat screen TV, cable and a telephone. Other furniture items or electronic devices may be used in your room but due to fire regulations some may not be used. All approved electronic items need to have a UL rating sticker on it and be inspected by our Plant Services department. Prior to bringing in any large furniture items, such as a recliner, please check with our safety officer.
- DVD player
Electronics not allowed:
- Space heater
- Coffee makers
- Scented wax warmers
- Electronic blankets
- Personally owned medical equipment
Medical equipment required for your care will be provided by PEC or rented from a licensed vendor. This includes, but is not limited to, therapeutic air surfaces, hospital beds, and BiPAP/CPAP machines. Personally owned medical equipment may not be used at PEC.
Our homes, which we call cottages, are about LIFE. The décor is warm and cheerful. Residents and care givers gather around the dining table to enjoy good food and company. Resident’s participate to the fullest extent in planning cottage activities and meals.
Laughter and hugs are shared between those who live and those who work here. The warmth of home fills us with a sense of belonging.
- Some residents sleep in, some get up early. Breakfast is served when you are ready.
- Lunch and dinner are served during a window of time.
- Your family is welcome to join you for a meal. Advance notice for the cook is appreciated, but last minute guests are welcome too!
- During the day you can fill your time with activities of your choice. We want you to be at home and enjoy your interests that are important to you.
Some activities that our residents enjoy are:
- Card Games
- Hand sewing
- Exercise group
Are you a night owl? Did you work the night shift and sleep during the day? We want your day to reflect your likes and your routine. We will provide you the support and home to live your life!
Our life-wellness team is made up of professionals from the fields of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Activity Therapy. The team partners with the cottage staff to create a home where each resident lives a life that meets their maximum potential for independence and well-being.
Team members will provide skilled therapy as ordered by a physician, will provide a structured functional maintenance program (ambulation, exercise group, range of motion), address positioning needs, participate in interdisciplinary teams and provide activity care planning and events.
Caring for the human spirit is as important as caring for the body. Spiritual Care staff and community Chaplains provide a ministry of spiritual support, counseling, religious programs and reflection. Spiritual Care staff coordinates with the entire care team to identify and focus on spiritual issues which impact a resident’s wellbeing.
Religious services for various denominations are held each Sunday. These services are held at the Chapel of Compassion in The Commons building. Bible studies and other spiritual care groups are scheduled and may be hosted within each cottage. Residents from any cottage are welcome to attend and staff will assist residents to the location as desired. Our Chaplains will work with you to provide support during your stay; residents are encouraged to maintain connections with their own personal church community when possible.
With the proper pet pass dogs, cats and birds are welcome to visit PEC. To obtain a pass, complete the application and contact our team to schedule time to review the application. For dogs you must have current rabies shot and shot record.
Families and friends should be active participants in your daily life. If you have personal shopping needs we ask that your family or friends assist you with your shopping. If you do not have someone to shop for you we do have a volunteer that will assist with personal shopping.
Robbie’s Dream is our gift shop located in the Commons building. The shop is run by our Auxiliary, a group of dedicated volunteers. The shop offers a variety of items including toiletries, knick-knacks, clothing, stationary items, jewelry and snacks. The hours of operation vary and are posted in the shop window.
We have a Facebook group for staff, residents and families. Request access to the group.
During your stay with us there may be the occasion for you to go to a doctor’s office or other medical visit. If you will need an escort with you, your family or guardian will be contacted to attend the appointment with you.
Volunteers assist residents in a variety of ways such as visiting, reading, writing letters, providing entertainment and working on crafts or projects. Volunteers improve the quality of life for everyone. In addition, we have an Auxiliary that runs our Gift Shop and is always looking for members to help with the gift shop, fund raising and other events that benefit the residents. If you are interested in volunteering please complete the volunteer application and contact our volunteer coordinator at 907-212-9219.
Thank you for thinking of Providence Extended Care, we greatly appreciate your donations.
Due to safety regulations and our own storage limitations we do offer the following guidelines.
Items we welcome:
- Current magazines
- Puzzles with all the pieces
- Clothing in good condition
- Craft / Hobby items
- Bingo Prizes (small stuff animals, figurines, lotions, etc.)
- Current calendars
- DVD Movies
- Books on tape
- Items we are unable to accept:
- Food items
- Magazines over 6 months old
- Explicit books or magazines
- Personal incontinence products (Attends, etc.)
- Puzzles / games with missing pieces /items
- Clothing in need of repair
- Walkers / Wheelchairs
- VHS tapes
We may, on occasion, not accept items if we already have an abundance of them.
The State of Alaska established guidance to post the prices of our most common procedures online. At Providence, we know that health care can be an unexpected expense and that the cost of health care services can be a deciding factor for many people as they plan for care. Providence supports health care pricing transparency and tools that help patients and consumers evaluate what care is best for them and any related financial costs.